Needs as must! Warren Vs Oubaali
Unbeaten Nordine Oubaali (14-0-KO11) will face determined Rau’shee Warren (16-2-KO4) for the vacant bantamweight title of the World Boxing Council on Saturday in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
They offered up and appetizing open media training session in a ring installed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and weren`t short of a liberal doze of pepper, mixed into sugar and spice.
“It’s gonna definitely be a different outcome than when we fought the last time. That was the amateurs. I need that belt. I need it!
“It’s an honor [to fight Oubaali]. I’ve been thinking about this moment since they announced I’d be fighting on this card. I’m gonna call this a payback.
“I want everybody to tune in to the fight. It’s gonna be a show. Mentally, I’m ready. I’ve been in the gym since my last fight, working hard and staying mentally sharp. I put my heart on the line in training camp and it’s going to show come Saturday night.
“It’s going to mean a lot for not only me, but my weight class. Me winning the title is going to go a long way in gaining respect for the weight class in this country. There’s a lot of good fighters out there and I want my name to be in the mix. I’m ready to be a two-time world champion.
“Winning this fight will be huge for me. I want to face all the big names in the division. I’ve already accomplished a lot, winning a world championship, but I plan to do it again and that will bring my career to a whole different level.
“I’m ready to go to war. I’ve been through all of my preparations and I’m feeling great. I’m looking forward to winning this title and making sure our weight class gets some shine because we put in just as much work as everybody else. The heavyweight division is getting a lot of attention right now and I want my weight class to get that next.
“I’m going to take the fight as it comes to me. I’m going to set up my shots and stay patient. This is a 12-round war and one shot can end the fight. I’m going to do what I have to do and get the win and keep the belt in the United States.”
“It’s something Warren has said and he’s right: This fight will be completely different than when we fought at the Olympics. He can be sure I’ll bring back the belt to my home country. I will show the world who I am.
“Happy 50th birthday to my manager Roy Jones Jr. He’s really helped me and told me what it’s like to be fighting on the big stage.
“This is a dream come true for me, to be fighting on the Pacquiao-Broner undercard. Roy’s endorsement is very important. He has so much experience, and it gives me extra energy. We’re very good friends… I’ve looked up to him since I was a boy.
“It’s super important to put on a show. We had the opportunity to take a fight in America before, but we wanted to wait and take the right fight.
“Being in America is special. It’s the capital of boxing. We want to put on a show. When we win, it’s going to be a huge party. No one will sleep that night.”